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An exhaust for the 8 speed Tiptronic: Solved.
Since there is no independent control of the valves (except “Sport” mode which changes a number of other things), the AWE Tuning 180 Technology equipped exhaust responds to driver inputs seamlessly, removing the need for valving.
180 Technology™ is not the standard, typical approach to performance exhaust design. Through proprietary mathematical calculations, AWE Tuning engineers were able to create a sound cancellation resonator that definitively “turns off” the frequency where drone occurs. At the same time, while being able to squelch drone 100%, the resonator design is also providing a 100% straight through, full diameter flow for maximum performance. So at part throttle, relaxed driving: zero drone. At full throttle, attack mode: straight up aggression (all with no power compromises). Just like a valved system. The detail behind 180 Technology™ is here.
Cancel it out: AWE Tuning Electronic Valve Simulators
Sound perfection comes standard thanks to AWE Tuning 180 Technology™. Which means there’s no need for valves. But when these valves are eliminated, the ECU stores what is known as a ‘soft code’ in the system. While this code is not harmful, who wants it? Enter the AWE Tuning Electronic Valve Simulators.
These simple devices plug right into the factory harness in place of the exhaust valves, and prevent any code from ever being stored in the ECU due to the removal of the exhaust valves. Plug them in. Start it up. Drive away. That simple. Comes as a set of two.
The Downpipes: When volume is your speed.
Turn your SQ5 up to 11 with the AWE Tuning SQ5 Non-Resonated Downpipes. These hand crafted T304 Stainless Steel Non-Resonated Downpipes produce a distinctive, more aggressive sound when coupled with the AWE Tuning Touring Edition Exhaust.
The head-turning upgrade:
Downpipe installation tip
Installing downpipes on these SUVs can be arduous given the placement of the factory bolts. We had so much trouble that we made an AWE Tuning-grade tool to make it easier. If you're planning an install, our Downpipe Removal Tool is a must have.
Upgrading to downpipes later
Not sure if you want to do the full package yet, or have you already purchased a Touring Edition Exhaust system? No worries. If you purchase a Touring Edition Exhaust alone, you have one full year from the date of Touring Edition Exhaust system purchase to buy the complementing downpipes, for the price difference between the Touring Edition Exhaust system alone and the package price (price at the time of downpipe purchase). This is for original owners only, and is valid through AWE Tuning directly or through any authorized AWE Tuning dealer, so long as proof of the original Touring Edition Exhaust purchase can be provided.
All tip options include the AWE Tuning logo, and double walling to ensure a mirror finish even under hard usage. All tips are individually adjustable, so stagger and depth into the bumper can be set according to personal taste.